Force – Friction and Movement – A Third Grade PowerPoint Review is a PowerPoint instructional presentation in line with the 3rd Grade SOL’s for the state of Virginia (Force, Motion, and Energy)
This lesson focuses on what causes objects to move. It includes: a PowerPoint presentation of the text including:
• Terminology (friction)
• The concept of how changes in motion occur due to unequal forces acting on an object.
• How motion changes.
• Explanation of friction and what causes motion to slow/stop.
• How brakes work with friction.
• Ways to increase and decrease friction.
Also included are two editable activities. The first activity (in PDF form as well) has various questions involving friction with movement, grouping, and ordering of objects. The items are to be cut out, glued, and affixed to an interactive notebook page or a separate piece of paper. The second activity (which is also a PDF for handout) has simple experiment data that students will answer questions about with regard to friction.